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NFL says officials erred, Jaguars’ winning FG should’ve never happened

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Sunday, the Jaguars beat the Ravens on a field goal that came on an untimed down after time expired due to penalty.

Monday, the NFL acknowledged that that field goal never should have happened and that the last timed play of the game should have been blown dead because the Jaguars weren’t set.


NFL Spokesman Michael Signora said that officials erred in allowing the play to go on despite all 11 Jaguars not being set. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was taken down by Elvis Dumervil of the Ravens on that play but was taken down by his facemask, resulting in a 15-yard penalty and an untimed down.

Jason Myers made a 53-yard field goal on the next play to give the Jaguars a 22-20 win.

Per Signora, the correct call would have been a false start on the Jaguars who weren’t set. A 10-second runoff for that penalty in that situation would have ended the game.

Instead, the Jaguars moved to 3-6 and the Ravens fell to 2-7.